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WIN Network, the world’s largest privately owned regional television network and Australia’s largest commercial network, reaches more than 9 million viewers across six states of Australia and the nation’s capital. Broadcasting throughout 25 markets, WIN’s transmission spans the largest geographical area in the world. The WIN Network employs over 1,400 staff across six states of Australia and the nation’s capital.

The growth of WIN is one of Australia’s greatest success stories; it covers an area greater than the size of Europe and their expansion into South and Western Australia has increased their potential audience to over 9 million people.

Action Controls was awarded a contract to upgrade the existing Queensland and New South Wales systems with Servelec Kingfisher RTUs and a Citect SCADA system. The project value exceeded A$250,000.

The Challenge

The goal was to provide a dual state control and monitoring system with time-stamped event logging capability. The Citect project was to be developed as a single project (to mirror each other) for back-up and redundancy purposes. Paging of critical alarms, event-log management, and remote access of Citect via dial-in was also involved.

The master RTUs are located in Wollongong and Rockhampton. These systems have been configured to dial in to each other to get an up-to-date picture of the other state’s transmission system, or they can dial each remote station directly. Future expansion of the system has also been allowed for.

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Kingfisher RTU Solution

All outstations (in both states) communicate to the master via PSTN or GSM (mobile) modems. The master RTUs have the capability to communicate via radio network. Event logging management is controlled from the master RTU. The logs are uploaded on any occurrence of communication between a master and an outstation.

Kingfisher

Kingfisher RTU platform features an embedded programming environment, an enhanced DNP3 protocol suite, security platform, complete array of communications networks and advanced functionality including redundancy. Click here to download the product brochure.

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